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Caterpillar Crawl: August 2017

How’s everyone doing? If anyone reading this is in the Houston area, please know I’m thinking of you. My swing dance friends did a fundraiser; one of our dance instructors is from Houston, and they said their home ballroom was underwater!

I wasn’t able to give a lot, since things are kinda tight right now, but I know every little bit helps. If you haven’t donated, consider giving even a couple of dollars.

In the meantime, here are my finds from the month of July. Happy reading, friends. πŸ™‚


Low-FODMAP Recipes

Low FODMAP Scones with Strawberry Jam, Lemon Butter and Lactose-Free Whipped Cream from Fussy Fodmapper. Y’all know how I feel about tea…and scones are basically the perfect addition. If you can’t find lactose-free whipping cream, the Monash University FODMAP app states that regular whipping cream is low-FODMAP at 1/2 cup.

Quick Cook Dahl from The Fat Foodie. Dahl you can make in a slow cooker or in 15 minutes on the stove top. ?

Sweet Corn and Bacon Risotto from Eat Live Run. I love me some sweet corn. Omit the garlic and used minced green onion stems in place of the shallot for low-FODMAP.

Gluten Free Vegan Pizza Crackers from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free. Omit garlic and sub in garlic-infused oil for a low-FODMAP version.

Baked Root Vegetable Hash from Treble in the Kitchen. Yum! A savory, veggie-packed breakfast.

Pumpkin Pie Paleo & Vegan Ice Cream from Paleo Running Momma. It’ll probably be a while before I own an ice cream maker. But when I do, this’ll be at the top of my ‘to make’ list.

Cinnamon Almond Flour Bread from Cotter Crunch. Up to 1/4 cup of almond flower is considered low-FODMAP, so an eighth of this yummy-looking loaf should be safe for FODMAPers!

Swedish “Kladdkaka” from Potatoes and Pies. An ooey, gooey chocolate cake, gluten- and dairy-free and made with buckwheat flour!

The Ultimate Healthy Blueberry Crumble from Amy’s Healthy Baking. I love blueberry pie–but gluten-free pies are so expensive to buy and a hassle to make from scratch. So crumble’s a great alternative. Just use millet flour to make this yummy recipe low-FODMAP and gluten-free. 



Why Is My IBS Flaring Up? from Don’t know? Sometimes there’s no reason. It just happens.


Recovery & Health

Intuitive Movement: The Excitement in Finding New Ways to Exercise from My Littletablespoon. Love this post about how movement can bring joy, and how exercise doesn’t have to happen in a gym or even be a formal “workout.”

Why You Should Eat Carbs at All Meals from immaEATthat. Subsisting on vegetables and meat does not make you full and satisfied. It makes you hangry and craving sugar!

What’s Really Taking a Toll on Your Health from Nutrition on a Mission. Distraction. I don’t know about you, but I live steeped in distraction. And I agree with Evangeline–it takes its toll.

My Journey to Finding Balance with Exercise from Root for Food. “This ‘no excuses’ mentality gets a lot of us in trouble. It creates more stress in our lives and detaches us from what our body truly needs. The body recognizes stress as stress–it does not differentiate just because it is exercise.”

How to Detox Your Brain After a Fear-Mongering Documentary from Avocado a Day Nutrition. Watched or read something that made you feel like your diet needs a radical change? Time for a reality check.

How to Introduce a Fear Food from Run Whole Nutrition. Great post about helping you feel more comfortable introducing new and scary foods to your diet.

The Three Musketeers: An Easy Reminder for How to Plan a Filling Meal from Rachael Hartley Nutrition. Protein, fat, and carbs–all three in combo at the same time–to keep your blood sugar even and keep you from becoming a hangry mess.

4 Ways to Support a Family Member in Eating Disorder or Disordered Eating Recovery from immaEATthat. Thoughts on creating a space where your loved one can thrive, rather than where their eating disorder can thrive.


Sharing these links today for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

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  1. ALL of these recipes look fantastic!! Yum!! Thanks for compiling such a tasty list!

  2. Cora says:

    I’m always so honored to be a part of your crawl. Your lists are always so good – thank you!

    I’m heading over to the “how to detox after a fear mongering documentary.” I don’t know about you, but I completely stopped watching any sort of doc that has to do with food consumption a number of years ago. Even seeing them pop up in Netflix gives me all these awful heebie jeebies. I’m not sure if its because I’m scared I will believe them or that they will make me feel guilty, or that I just think its all a load of baloney and one big fear tactic… but I just am choosing to stay far away. Also heading over to that chocolate cake recipe…

    1. Joyce says:

      I’m the same. I don’t watch any documentary related to food, and I’ve pretty much stopped reading any book related to food unless it’s from someone who I know has a recovery/HAES/body-positive agenda. I feel like a hypocrite because I encourage my students to be open-minded and to understand various perspectives on an issue–but with such an important aspect of mental health is involved, I’m not interested in hearing anyone’s “perspective” on all the foods I shouldn’t be eating, no matter how scientific and reasonable their argument.
      (Doesn’t that chocolate cake look amazing?)

  3. Kaylee says:

    GMTA! Just posted a round-up of links on my blog today including some of the ones you shared here. Have a great weekend, Joyce. πŸ™‚

    1. Joyce says:

      I was about to say great minds think alike, and then I realized that’s what GMTA stands for. I’ll have to check your round up out. πŸ˜‰

  4. Claire B. says:

    Mmmm. That risotto recipe you linked to looks scrumptious, as do the pizza crackers! I also loved that post from Nutrition on a Mission about distraction. It’s so true–I’m on my phone, computer, reading, whatever way too often when I’m eating!

    1. Joyce says:

      Me too. On the one hand, I eat really fast if I’m not reading something. But on the other hand, I know I don’t enjoy the food as much.

  5. So many good links! I love anything with baked root vegetables. And that post about introducing a fear food was so practical and helpful! I’m going to include it in my link roundup. Thanks for compiling this!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the sharing the link to my scones!

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